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An archive of the "Living Torah," the weekly video magazine featuring the Rebbe's application of Torah to timely events and issues.

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Vignettes of Royalty
Disc: 202 / Program: 806 | My Encounter
On the 22nd of Shevat in 1988, the Rebbe's wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, passed away. The Rebbetzin was extremely modest, so not much is known about her life and little footage exists to allow for a comprehensive biography. This presentation, comprised of the Rebbe's own words following her passing, and first-hand accounts from people who merited to have met her, gives us a peek into the modest loyalty and sacrifice that the Rebbetzin showed. She stood unwavering at her husband's side, and by extension, dedicated her life to the Rebbe's thousands of followers around the world.
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She Speaks with Wisdom
Disc: 202 / Program: 806 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
The Sages say: “Who is a worthy wife? One who does the will of her husband.” Chassidism explains that the Hebrew word, ‘Oseh – does’ also means ‘creates.’ Therefore, “Who is a worthy wife? One who creates the will of her husband.” ExpandMore
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An Obligation to Innovate
Disc: 202 / Program: 805 | My Encounter
The Rebbe urged all people to realize their G-d-given potential in whichever possible way, and when it came to Yeshiva students, it was no different. This presentation highlights the Rebbe's efforts and input in encouraging Yeshiva students to publish Torah journals with discussions, questions, and explanations about their studies. ExpandMore
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In Every Student’s Reach
Disc: 202 / Program: 805 | Talk
Event Date: 15 Shevat, 5748 • February 03, 1988
Throughout the ages, it just wasn't a possibility for most people to publish their own Torah ideas. But today, authentic Torah study must be encouraged. Even if you are uncertain, don't hesitate when it comes to writing and publishing Torah. ExpandMore
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The Story of Yud Shevat
Disc: 201 / Program: 804 | My Encounter
A special presentation highlighting the fascinating events that led up to the Rebbe accepting leadership of the Chabad movement on the 10th of Shevat in 1951. It was a watershed moment in Chabad that ultimately ended up changing the landscape of Judaism all across the world.
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70 Years to Bear Fruit
Disc: 201 / Program: 804 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5723 • February 04, 1963
Our sages teach that “Jacob never died. As long as ‘Zaro – his seed’ is alive, he too is alive.” What is the significance of the word “zaro – his seed?” “Zaro” can mean “his children,” but it can also mean “what he has sown.” ExpandMore
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The Inner Moses
Disc: 201 / Program: 803 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Tishrei, 5747 • October 21, 1986
The seventh of Adar marks the birth of Moses, which came in the wake of Pharaoh’s decree that all newborn Jewish boys be cast into the Nile. It was not only a decree against the Jews as a whole; it was a decree targeted specifically against Moses himself.
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Nigun “Hosheia Es Amecha”
Disc: 201 / Program: 803 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 1 Shevat, 5737 • January 20, 1977
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Just Visiting?
Disc: 201 / Program: 803 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 10 Sivan, 5750 • June 03, 1990
When you visit Peru, find the Chabad Shliach there and assist him in the way that only a visitor can. Sometimes a visitor can help more than someone who has been living in a community for many years.
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Like a Father
Disc: 201 / Program: 803 | My Encounter
Rabbi Sholom Ber Gorodetsky was appointed by the Rebbe to serve as the director general of the European and North African Bureau of Chabad-Lubavitch. The Bureau was established by his father at the request of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the Previous Rebbe, shortly after the family's arrival in the United States from Europe.
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Two Luminaries
Disc: 201 / Program: 802 | Talk
Event Date: 24 Tevet, 5741 • December 31, 1980
There are many similarities between Maimonides and the Alter Rebbe, the Founder of Chabad Chasidism. They both issued decisions on Jewish law that guide all later generations. ExpandMore
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Nigun of Four Stanzas
Disc: 201 / Program: 802 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 23 Tevet, 5723 • January 19, 1963
On the eve of 24 Teves, the Rebbe conducts a special farbrengen in honor of the 150th year since the passing of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Chasidism.
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The Merit of Mishnah
Disc: 201 / Program: 802 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 14 Av, 5750 • August 05, 1990
“The Alter Rebbe writes that in the merit of the study of Mishnah we will be redeemed from exile. May you bear good tidings in your project to encourage Mishnah study in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.”
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Worth Waiting
Disc: 201 / Program: 802 | My Encounter
Eitan Ben-David is a businessman and philanthropist living in Jerusalem, Israel. In the early ‘70s, his wife had become pregnant, but the doctors deemed the pregnancy unsafe due to a condition that she was suffering from, and advised them to go through with an abortion. Unsure about how to proceed within the parameters of Jewish law, they penned an urgent letter to the Rebbe.
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True Living in Egypt
Disc: 201 / Program: 801 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
As a young child, the Tzemach Tzedek once asked the Alter Rebbe how Jacob’s best years could have been in Egypt, a land of immorality. ExpandMore
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Maimonides’ Yahrtzeit
Disc: 201 / Program: 801 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 20 Tevet, 5750 • January 17, 1990
“On the day that a Tzaddik passes away all his life’s work is revealed – “and effects salvation throughout the world.” How much more so in regard to Maimonides, who taught the entire Torah to “young and old alike.”
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Extra-Strength Mitzvah
Disc: 201 / Program: 801 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 11 Tammuz, 5748 • June 26, 1988
“The Alter Rebbe extols the greatness of charity given to the Holy Land. All charity hastens the Redemption, but in Israel even more so.”
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Home Remedy
Disc: 201 / Program: 801 | My Encounter
In the late 1950s, Chana Chanowitz and her Husband, Chaim Chanowitz, were living on the Upper West Side of New York City. At one point, Chaim was plagued by terrible stomach ulcers. The doctors urged an urgent surgery, but when they asked the Rebbe, they received different advice.
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The Root of the Problem
Disc: 200 / Program: 800 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Tevet, 5743 • December 26, 1982
The Tenth of Teves commemorates the siege of Jerusalem, the beginning of a series of events that lead to the eventual destruction of the Holy Temple and the Jews’ captivity in Babylonia. ExpandMore
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Mincha Prayers on the Tenth of Teves
Disc: 200 / Program: 800 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 2 Tevet, 5744 • December 08, 1983
The Rebbe is called to the Torah and recites the Haftorah during the afternoon prayers on the fast of the Tenth of Teves.
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